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Running Head: TEACHING EXPERIENCE/REFLECTION PAPER Margaret Carter MAT 534 Teaching Experience In order to be a successful educator, it is important to reflect upon one’s teaching. This may include videotaping classes, being observed by a colleague, asking for help with a problem or finding new ways to teach a topic. Being a reflective teacher is something I have tried to be while student teaching and plan to continue working on. The activity that I performed with my group of students is called the Peanut Butter and Jelly dance. This lesson took about 35-40 minutes to implement. I started off with giving the students some information on what it is that we were going to be doing. I then gave some background…show more content…
Overall I think that the students did learn something, they seemed to have fun doing the activity, and I had fun teaching them. The students did respond to the lesson in a positive way and were able to comprehend what it was I wanted them to do. Below is a copy of the lesson plan used. Title of Lesson: Peanut Butter and Jelly Grade Level: K-2nd Length of Completion: 35 mins Curriculum integration: dance/history National & State Standards: Objectives: The student will be able to find three other people, by non-verbal body language that will complete a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, while the song is playing. Students will be able to give a brief history of where and how peanut butter & jelly were created. Motivation: Bring out a jar of Peanut Butter and a jar of jelly and then ask them what they think we are going to do today? (make peanut butter & jelly sandwiches) Background information: March is national peanut month. Peanut butter comes from peanuts. Peanuts are planted in April. Peanuts are ground up and salt and sweetener is added for the peanut butter. Peanut butter does not need to be refrigerated. Peanuts grow on plants in the ground. Jelly comes from grapes. The grapes grow on vines. The juices from the grapes are then added to other ingredients like sugar and mixed up and cooked in kettles until the jelly forms. Vocabulary: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Dance, Bread, Legumes,
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